Home Affairs wants to simplify the current requirements of travelling with minors, which requires a person travelling to and from South Africa to have an unabridged birth certificate, said Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Current regulations introduced in 2015 state that if the minor is accompanied by one parent, there must be an accompanying affidavit from the other parent.

“We also looked at further simplification of the further requirement to travel with minor children. In that regard, we have tasked our respective teams to look at various measures that will make it easier for people to travel with minor children without compromising the security of children,” Gigaba said.

“We believe that there are a number of measures we can take, including looking at the best international practice that can assist us in this regard,” he added.

Source: eNCA